Attack of the Killer Refrigerator
It all started in 1983 with a short film for a college TV station that grew to a B Horror cult classic. During the VHS craze of the late 1980’s and 1990’s, Donna Michelle Productions distributed the Attack of the Killer Refrigerator to approximately 5,000 mom and pop videos stores across the country. Bundled with The Hook of Woodland Heights, The theme song music video and a behind the scenes 90’s cable television program, the VHS release captured an audience for campy horror. The films have played in many theaters and drive-ins across the country. The original video store VHS is on rarest.org listed at #10 for rarest VHS tapes of all time. Old beat up rental copies have sold at auction for $1,227 dollars. A used copy has listed for $2,000 on eBay. It is a must have collector VHS video.
Everyday Attack of the Killer Refrigerator is mentioned on the internet. A quick Google search will turn up amazing results.
Attack of the Killer Refrigerator has been reviewed by: Variety, Scream, Fangora, Lunch Meat and other main stream horror magazines. It's even referenced in the new Percy Jackson book.
Attack has also been discussed on a myriad of podcasts and movie reviews sites from around the world. The film is also used in numerous games including: Trivia Pursuit, You Don’t Know Jack, Ellen’s Game of Games and others.
The Hook of Woodland Heights
The Hook of Woodland Heights is the campfire story about the escaped maniac with a hooked hand that terrorizes a small town. This 45 minute short film was bundled with the Attack of the Killer Refrigerator and distributed in the early 90's on VHS by Donna Michelle Productions. This tale will leave you singing the popular theme song, Hooked On You!
The final audio mix was done at the famous Longview Farm in Brookfield, Massachusetts. They were the only studio in the New England to have a mix to picture system in 1988. The Rolling Stones, Living Color, J. Geils Band and many other famous bands used their space for recording and rehearsal. It was an experience of a lifetime to be in that studio. The one day mix to picture session cost $1,500 in 1988.
Mark on the deck of the Longview Farm.
Inside the main control room.
Christine McNamara relaxes between ADR with Cindi and Tracey.
Michael and Mark watching the
audio grass grow.
The Farm still active today in 2021
The theme song “Hooked on You” recorded at Lyx Studios
Days Before Christmas
The Christmas Season is a joyous time of year. A shopper gets a unexpected surprise while spreading Christmas cheer. This Houston International Film Festival Gold Award Winner is sure to make you think twice about the holiday season. Shot on 16mm film this short film looks beautiful with outstanding performances from the entire cast.
A feature script and unfinished movie trailer about a killer snapping turtle turns into an award winning documentary. Snapper: The Man-Eating Turtle Movie That Never Got Made.
The untold story of SNAPPER, an unfinished early 90s film about a man eating turtle that wreaks havoc on a lakeside community. Through unearthed behind-the-scenes set footage, photos, newly digitized film reels of daily footage, and never-before-told stories from the filmmakers, this short documentary tells the story of an idea that almost became a reality. The film also provides a window into the local Boston special FX makeup and horror communities of the 1980s and 1990s. - from writer/director John Campopiano (Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary, Pennywise: The Story of IT) and award winning editor David Bigelow. This short documentary and won many awards from festivals around the world.
Michael and Mark would like to see a follow-up documentary making the film and emotional highs and lows that is filmmaking.
Snapper Behind the Scene Photos
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